Drug consumption should be made illegal, Colombia tells General Assembly

The consumption of drugs should be made illegal to break the increasingly close links with production, trafficking and organized crime, Colombia’s President told the General Assembly today as he warned about the dangers posed by the illicit drug industry.

Colombian activists still face killings and torture, despite progress – UN expert

Killings, torture, threats and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders reportedly by both guerrillas and law officers persist in Colombia, despite the Government’s recent efforts to improve their lot, a United Nations expert said today.